Where Will the 1K Country Adventure End? Guess & Win!

I’m in the midst of a multi-state road trip with my family. We have no idea where we’re going each day, and we really don’t know where we’ll end up at the end of the week. Do you?

If you want to hazard a guess regarding where we’ll end our “mystery road trip” on Saturday, June 12 (then we’ll overnight at a Country Inn & Suites and fly home Sunday), please leave a comment below!

Your only clues are the information I know myself: Right now I’m in West Madison (Middleton), Wisconsin. We’ve traveled here from Minneapolis yesterday. We’re hitting the road later today (I was told we’ll cover is 225 miles today). We are overnighting at a new hotel each evening. We won’t drive more than 5 hours a day (yesterday we drove 300 miles, if that helps).

Check out these previous posts to see if you can glean any information, and then I’d love it if you’d leave a comment below to share your thoughts!

The commenter who guesses our final destination on the nose (I can’t deal with “who’s closest”) will win a) bragging rights and b) a cookbook I’ll pick up along the way during this trip. If more than one person chooses the correct city, I’ll use Random.org to determine one winner to receive the cookbook. If nobody chooses the correct city, I’ll put all those who guessed the correct state into a random drawing!

This time, unlike our typical giveaways here, I’d love it if my family would chime in! And I think it would be best if no employees of Axiom Communications or Country Inns & Suites share their guesses — you all are definitely out of the running! Or if you’re  a family member or friend of someone from Axiom or CIS, please don’t spoil the surprise for us here either!

But everyone else (with U.S. mailing addresses if you want the regional cookbook), please share your thoughts! Please list your answer only once. I’ll close comments on Tuesday afternoon, June 8, so get your guess in soon!

Disclosure: A significant portion of the costs and resources for my family’s participation in the 1K Country Adventure was provided by Country Inns & Suites By Carlson.

12 Responses to “Where Will the 1K Country Adventure End? Guess & Win!”

  1. 1
    Debbie Ferm says:

    I’m going to say…Traverse City Michigan! And although my husband does work for Carlson, he is clueless so I think I qualify:)

    I am truly traveling down memory lane by following along. Have a great day!

  2. 2
    jessiev says:

    i thought you’d head south to chicago. if you DO head to traverse – WOW! that is one of our very favorite places. head to

    for the best hot dogs in TC! :) loving following you on this trip!

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    Mara Gorman says:

    Maybe they have you headed for Delaware! They just built a new CI&S up the road from my house! Although it might technically be in Maryland. We lots of states borders in a very small space around here.

    Already enjoying reading about your trip.

  4. 4
    Jody says:

    I am actually surprised they didn’t send you west… That said I think you will be heading South soon. I’ve got a few guesses but I’m going to go with Memphis, TN. I was going to say Nashville, but, when I looked at the map, Memphis popped out at me.

    Loving following your trip!

  5. 5
    Linda says:

    Since Jody took Memphis, I’m going to guess Washington, D.C. (at one of the Maryland suburban CI&S properties.)

    I wanted to guess Niagara Falls, NY, but the CI&S there is in Ontario and no one’s mentioned passports for this trip.

    Have fun no matter where you go!

  6. 6
    Emily says:

    Haha, I don’t get to guess??? Glad you are having fun and can’t wait to see the guesses!


  7. 7
    Mom says:

    Went out to buy road maps today. Still working on final destination and will submit tomorrow. Kids must be enjoying the “mystery”.

  8. 8
    Tim L. says:

    Omaha, Nebraska.

    But if you come to Nashville, call me!

  9. 9
    Greg says:

    I say it’s going to end in the Heart of it All, Columbus, Ohio.

  10. 10
    Day 1 & 2 of the 1K Country Adventure « Talk of the Country says:

    […] all dying with anticipation to know their final destination.  Got a guess?  You can visit The Vacation Gals blog to give a guess and the winner will recieve a cookbook, courtesy of Kara Williams!  But my […]

  11. 11
    Mom says:

    Oklahoma City is my guess!

  12. 12
    Jen says:

    Like Jody, I think you seem to be headed south and I am thinking you still have enough hours in your five hour days to get to New Orleans!